For Immediate Release
Date: Jun 19th, 2023
Be a Part of the 2023 Kentucky Meeting as Dentistry Just Keeps on Truckinâ, Babyâ¦
On behalf of the Kentucky Dental Association Executive Board, Council on Annual Session and the KDA staff, we welcome you to the 2023 KDA Annual Meeting, Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, August 27, at Louisville’s Galt House East Hotel.
Non-members can attend for only $299.00!
Non-Members can register for the 2023 Kentucky Meeting for $299. This fee includes entry into the exhibit hall and may apply towards 2023 KDA membership dues.
Dental students, come and get your groove on with us! …
We invite all new dentists and dental students to take part in the weekend’s festivities. The exhibit hall and events are all free for you, but you must register online and request a ticket for Friday night’s Boogie Wonderland, and Saturday’s “Ask Me Anything”, panel discussion, moderated by KDA new dentist and District 6 representative to the New Dentist Committee of the ADA, Dr. Sean Aiken. Ask new dentist KDA members anything you want to know about organized dentistry and the profession. Jeanine Pekkarinen, ADA Senior Manager of Client Services will also be on hand to answer questions. Bring your questions with you! This panel discussion is especially for new dentists and D3 & D4 dental students. Students also may have the opportunity to audit many of our other CE courses, but must get permission from each speaker of choice.
We have hotel room blocks.
See page 17 of this publication for our hotel room block information and please note that you must register online through the provided hotel link to get the room block discounts!
To kick off Friday night’s festivities, we welcome our keynote speaker, Emma Chandler, General Manager of Barrels & Billets, associated with the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
Emma will open up with a bit of information on what the Barrels & Billets experience entails, and then will dive into the journey of developing Barrels & Billets, and what it was like to be a part of opening up a new business. Her presentation will have a heavy focus on the teamwork that was required, challenges she and the team had to overcome, Emma’s personal career development, and what has been learned since they opened their doors to the public.
Friday night after Emma, join us
for our annual William Marcus Randall Memorial Reception, Awards Presentation and 2023 President’s Reception.
This reception is open to everyone on Friday, August 25th from 8:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m. This event is FREE, but you MUST have a ticket for admission. 50 Year Club Awards, Presidential Citation Awards and Fellowship Awards will be presented during this reception, and we will also celebrate our 2022 President Dr. Don Heine. There will be food and a cash bar. Everyone is welcome! Thank you to Delta Dental of Kentucky for their generous sponsorship of this event!
As part of this event we will host an Out of Sight Boogie Wonderland party and dance, featuring the Velvet Crush Band, out of Cincinnati, OH!
Yes, EVERYONE is invited!
Think...Disco Dancing and 70’s Favorites! Think…Costume Contest – dress in your grooviest disco or 70’s threads!
Win bragging rights and a $100 prize!
Visit our exhibit hall!
Support our exhibitors – they support your KDA! Stroll the exhibit hall and get some great deals!
Sign up for exhibit hall prizes!
Spend $500 on vendor goods and/or services in the exhibit hall and sign up for a chance to win some fun gift cards or prizes! Bring the prize drawing coupon, shown here, drop off your completed coupon at the Registration Desk located on the second floor level of the Galt House Hotel for a drawing at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 26th. You must be present to win and also show proof that you purchased $500 worth of goods and/or services from our
vendors in the exhibit hall.
On Friday night, prior to the William Marcus Randal Reception, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will be hosting alumni receptions. This is a perfect time to catch up with fellow classmates.
University of Louisville
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
University of Kentucky
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Participate in our Table Clinic & Hobby Show!
You are invited to participate in the annual Table Clinic and Hobby Show for the 2023 Kentucky Meeting to be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, Noon-2 p.m. in the Galt House East Hotel.
The Kentucky Dental Association will offer three separate clinic areas. One area is reserved for clinical clinics and information, the second area is for hobbies and crafts only and the third is for research clinics. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever! There are cash awards for each area (clinical, hobby and research).
Calling all KDA members…
Is there a speaker on our program that you’ve wanted to meet? We are looking for those members interested in meeting, greeting and introducing the wonderful speakers we have on our program. We offer any paid course at no charge for the person who introduces the speaker for that course. Some exceptions may apply. Call for details.
Duties include arriving early to the course to hand out information to the attendees. Once the course is ready to begin, introduce the speaker. During the presentation, be available to attend to the needs of the speaker should any arise and enjoy the course. Finally, at the end of class, provide the course code numbers for the attendees to obtain CE credit and collect the CE cards. These cards are then returned to the registration desk located on the second floor level of the Galt House East Hotel.
Call the KDA office as soon as possible to get the speaker of your choice.
Take advantage of our featured CE courses! Check out our Friday schedule…
Begin your Friday morning with our “Oral Pathology Symposium”, featuring Drs. Douglas Damm, Ashley Clark and George Kushner, where you can earn 4.5 hours of CE hours, all in one course!
First, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. - Dr. Douglas Damm - “The Oral Soft Tissue Examination and the Impact of HPV-related Oropharyngeal Carcinoma” - This course will present a systematic pattern for performing
an oral soft tissue examination. An extended discussion of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)- related oropharyngeal carcinoma will be included, along with its impact on the oral examination and the differential diagnosis of
intraoral neoplasms. Numerous unusual variations of normal and several subtle presentations of serious neoplasms are illustrated. The pros and cons of several of the newer diagnostics aids will be included if time permits. The discussions are presented in a format that ensures easy utilization of the information; and all of those in attendance are encouraged to participate and ask questions related to their previous experiences with these pathologic conditions. High quality clinical photographs are used extensively to clarify and explain thoroughly each included disease process.
Then, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Dr. Ashley Clark – “Potentially Malignant Disorders – A Focus on Leukoplakia” - This course will provide the oral health care provider with information regarding oral cancer. Potentially malignant conditions, particularly leukoplakia, will be discussed. Prevention of the disease is primarily the job of oral health care professionals; therefore, a focus will be made on preventing oral squamous cell carcinoma.
And finally, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Dr. George Kushner – “Interesting Oral Pathology Cases” - The dental team routinely sees a wide variety of oral pathology conditions. Common benign situations are seen daily in the dental office. However, the dental team can encounter unusual and potentially significant oral pathology cases. The course will be applicable to all members of the dental team...dentists, hygienists and assistants. The presentation will cover unusual, uncommon and difficult pathology conditions. The presentation will be very clinically based.
Or join Dr. Roy Shelburne with Dr. Terry Norris, moderator, as they “Crack the Code: Coding Essentials, CDT and ICD”. CDT Codes are changing at an unprecedented rate and ICD-10 is completely new. In the CDT, over 175 additions, deletions and modifications have occurred over the past three years. Remaining current is essential for maximum reimbursement and documentation that supports the treatment is paramount. This course will provide the most current information regarding these most recent CDT coding changes and ICD-10.
In the afternoon, one of our favs, Dr. George Kushner will present “Bisphosphonates, Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (ONJ) and Dentistry - Where Are We Now and What Do We Know?” This lecture will review what we currently know about bisphosphonates, including recommendations for dental management and prevention of ONJ. We will also discuss what is uncertain at this early stage of the new pathologic entity.
And immediately following, Dr. Kushner gives us “Complications in Dentistry.” By studying possible complications, we can, hopefully, decrease the potential complication rate in our own patient population.
Dr. Michael Smith will present “TMD for the General Practice.” TMD for the general practice will investigate screening methods on all your patients for jaw joint, muscle and craniofacial pain anomalies. Dr. Smith will discuss common red flags and clinical findings to look for in your screening and recall exam process.
Then, Dr. Devinn Geeson tells us “People are Like Garbage Trucks.” Do you allow people to control your emotions or affect how you feel about yourself? Is it tough to let go of the one patient who is negative and unhappy?
Dental professionals can find it difficult to protect their hearts, minds and psyche’s from what can be an emotionally draining and detrimental day to day grind. They also may carry around so much emotional baggage and it may affect their ability to perform tasks, engage with family and friends and care for their patients which ultimately can adversely affect their physical and emotional well-being. Learning objectives for this course include:
• Develop strategies to insulate yourself from what can be an emotionally exhausting environment, even when all is well
• Develop strategies to prevent fear, anxiety, depression and anger from affecting you, your family and your practice
• Explore options for self-care, physical and emotional well-being
• Grow personally and professionally
Dr. Ashley Clark will present “Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist.” This course is designed to inform the participant about various oral pathologic lesions of the oral cavity. The oral health care
professional should be able to identify common lesions and understand how to manage patients with such conditions.
Then, Dr. Amanda Piche will discuss “Contemporary Periodontal Esthetic Surgery.” Learn about contemporary soft tissue techniques to optimize soft tissue for positive periodontal and restorative outcomes.
Dr. Mark Hyman will teach us how to make “A 360 Slam Dunk for Successful Teams.” “Change is inevitable – growth is optional.” In this fast paced, ever-changing world, dental teams must commit to taking a serious look at every aspect of the practice. With a comprehensive feedback process you gain insight into your performance, which allows you to identify opportunities for growth. Enjoy this fast paced, fun filled, dynamic seminar that will super charge your practice, today!
And, finally on Friday afternoon, Dr. Roy Shelburne will show us how to “Maneuver the Coding Minefield.” When the practice is paid rapidly and appropriately, things are good; however, when there are delays, denials, and requests for additional information, things are not quite so good. Mistakes can be devastating to the practice.
During the investigation as well as in the preparation for and during my trial, it became apparent that my billing and coding systems were faulty. I now educate others so that they can bill and code, appropriately. “My message is; it is possible to implement systems that can form a proactive defensive systemic approach that will result in maximum legitimate reimbursement. To be prepared for this challenge, the team must be careful, concise, complete and diligent. Learning and implementing my approach will result in higher reimbursement while reducing the risk associated with the coding piece of the practice. If the deficiencies in your systems are ignored, both doctor and staff are at risk.”
Make your Saturday schedule productive!
First up on Saturday morning, learn about “Thoroughbred Composites” with Dr. Michael Smith. This class will introduce predictable, efficient, multiple layering techniques for anterior and posterior direct composite restorations. Dr. Smith will show various techniques to enhance your restoration placement and finish for exceptional results.
Next, Dr. Devinn Geeson will teach us how to be “The Accomplished Associate.” Are you feeling unprepared for real-world practice? Have you recognized the lack of attention to dental business in your curriculum? Are you wondering if it’s possible to provide quality care in a PPO model and earn a fair income? No matter if you are an associate of a de novo practice or an established practice, you will benefit from this ultimate guide to the key systems and protocols that generate a healthy, prosperous culture and business through understandable insurance plans and coding for compensation.
Then, join Dr. Brian Novy for “Codependent Cariology.” Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment) takes cariology to a whole new level. If you’re still telling patients to, “Brush, floss, and use fluoride toothpaste” you’re going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available, today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger fluoride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare.
Dr. Mark Hyman will educate us about “The High Impact Dental Hygiene Team.” Heads Up Doctor! Your hygiene department and your hygienists may be the most underutilized and under-trained department in your office. You may well have an unbelievable level of untapped talent just sitting chairside in your office, waiting to be unleashed for tremendous benefit to the patients, teammates and your blessed hygienists!
Join Dr. Christopher Cook as he gives us an “Introduction to Endodontic Diagnosis.” Endodontic diagnosis is a critical aspect of modern dentistry that focuses on identifying and treating dental pulp and periapical tissue conditions. In this class, attendees will learn about clinical signs and symptoms, radiographic findings, and other diagnostic tests for definitive diagnosis. The course covers various endodontic diseases and their management using root canal therapy. Attendees will gain experience in diagnosis and management to provide optimal patient care.
Then, Dr. Roy Shelburne warns us “Clinical Records Prevent Criminal Records – Do Dentistry, Not Time.” Dr. Shelburne went to prison on August 20, 2008 and was released on May 14, 2010 and learned a series of lessons the hard way. There are ways to protect and defend a dental practice and to prevent what happened to him from happening to you. You can protect your practice in the event of a Board complaint, insurance audit, malpractice claim, or criminal complaint and maximize legitimate reimbursement.
Dr. Vijay Parashar will present an “Introduction to CBCT Applications and Systematic Interpretation of 3D Maxillofacial Pathology.” Cone Beam CT 3-Dimensional imaging has revolutionized dental diagnosis and treatment planning. This course is designed for dentists who are considering implementation of CBCT, or who are presently using CBCT in their dental practices for evaluation of dento alveolar pathology, airway, TMJ, endodontics etc. and are seeking to gain a higher-level skill set in interpretation and application.
Then, Drs. Celine Arce and Amanda Piche will offer “Surgical and Restorative Solutions in Today’s Prosthodontics Practice.” During this course, a comprehensive review of current protocols and techniques required to perform a proper diagnosis and treatment plan will be described. Problem solving options and limitations that are common during the treatment of our patients will be presented. This course will also highlight contemporary digital armamentarium available for the interdisciplinary team in order to optimize results.
Hey, D3 and D4 dental students and new dentists! Do you have questions about dental practice or organized dentistry or who to contact for this or that or any subject related to dentistry? This panel discussion and luncheon is definitely for YOU! With Dr. Sean Aiken moderating, several KDA member new dentists will take part in this discussion, where you may “Ask Them Anything!” Other Panel Members include Dr. Tyler Blount, Dr. Keegan Chandler, Dr. Christopher Costello, Dr. Kyle Dority, Dr. Olivia Estes, Dr. Monali Haldankar and Dr. Heidi West. Bring your questions with you or use the handy list of the most asked questions that will be distributed at the beginning of the class. Plus, eat while you take part! A tasty buffet luncheon will be included in the price, which means everything is free! (But you must have a ticket to participate.) Jeanine Pekkarinen, ADA Senior Manager of Client Services will also be on hand to answer questions.
Then, if you are a Medicaid provider or if you are not, you should sit in the “Kentucky Oral Health – 49th – A Roadmap to Change” panel discussion/luncheon. Yes, a buffet lunch will be included! With Dr. Garth Bobrowski moderating, and also participating, Dr. Adam Rich and Dr. Jerry Caudill, plus Medicaid Commissioner Lisa Lee, subjects that will be covered include:
• Improving Kentuckian’s Oral Health
• Road Hazards and Potholes
• Road Construction
• Building Bridges
• Road Maintenance
Saturday afternoon, Dr. Brian Novy says, “Nobody Caries.” Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times, our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a
wonderful place to work.
And Dr. Vijay Parashar will enlighten us with a “CBCT Workshop: Interpretation & Implant Planning.” This hands-on CBCT course includes discussion and navigation of anonymized cases selected by the speaker. Attendees will navigate CBCT scans for dental diagnosis and treatment planning. The cases include identification of radiographic changes in TMJs, anatomy identification for Implant planning, identification of endodontic pathology, including missed canal, review of reproducibility and significance of airway evaluation.
Then, Dr. Christopher Cook provides an “Introduction to Procedural Endodontic Techniques”, where he will cover advanced techniques used in endodontic treatment. It emphasizes the importance of proper anesthesia, access, canal preparation, irrigation and obturation techniques, restoration options, and follow-up protocols. The lecture concludes with a summary of key points.
“I’ve Found This Lesion…Now What?” This session will be a three-hour clinical pathologic conference applicable to all members of the dental team. Drs. George Kushner, Brian Shumway and William Scarfe round out the instructor team.
Patty Bonasso Byrd will give us the lowdown on “OSHA and Infection Control in the Dental Office 2023.”
Dr. Shannon Johnson will teach us some new tricks for “Clinical Photography for Success.” When it comes to dental photography, a picture is worth way more than a thousand words. It’s worth thousands of dollars! Photography is crucial in patient communication, treatment plan acceptance, treatment outcomes and lab communication. Explore how implementing photography can elevate any dental practice to new levels and improve practice fulfillment.
Dr. Joshua Whitt presents “ProArch: A Team Approach to Planning Full Arch Cases.” There are many treatment options for replacing a terminal dentition. Navigating the different treatment options can be incredibly confusing to the patient and sometimes even the clinician. How can you avoid this? A team approach can streamline the treatment planning process and lead to increased treatment acceptance and understanding for all parties involved.
And, finally on Saturday afternoon, Dr. Celine Arce will talk about “Lab Synergy in the Digital Era: Update in Materials and Workflows.” Many restorative materials and digital workflows have been introduced in recent years, but the critical link remains the relationship between the dental practice and dental lab. This lecture will review all current technologies and materials for simple to complex esthetic rehabilitations.
Sunday will bring our staple courses, “Basic Life Support-BLS Healthcare Provider Training” with our popular instructor, Mr. Dewayne Livers and Dr. George Kushner’s “Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office.”
In addition, Patty Byrd will present, “Recognizing Drug Abuse in Dental Patients and KASPER Update 2023.” Drug abuse is a major health problem in America and impacts every dental practice as well as our families. Dental professionals can play a huge role in drug abuse identification, prevention and intervention. Emphasis will be placed on increasing your skills and abilities to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, refer suspected drug abusers for help and treat recovering patients in your practice. This course satisfies the KBOD’s HB 1 KASPER requirement.